I have a '13 SE with the auto trans (non select sport shift) with sync & myford (non touch). I absolutely love my car, other then it acting like a manual trans if you take off heavy (not light but not full throttle either), but that is normal for all dual clutch auto transmissions, regardless of make/model. Once you get used to how much gas to give it, it behaves just fine with no noises, shuttering, or any other problems. I haven't experienced any noise from my car whatsoever. Gas mileage is my only complaint.....I average about 27 mpg and the best I got was like 30 mpg all highway....a far cry from the advertised MPG. I currently have a little over 1500 miles on the car and have owned it 5 months. Haven't had to even call the dealer about problems as the car has been completely trouble free.
Tim, proud owner of 2013 Ford Focus SE Hatchback